On August 28, 1963, Dr Martin Luther King Jnr. addressed the assembled marchers at the Lincoln memorial. During his address, he gave the “I Have a Dream” speech, which is closely associated with him, the civil rights era and its ideals and aims. The speech can be read in the Listening Tree section of this website.
President Thomas Jefferson kicked off the country’s westward expansion in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase, which at some 828,000 square miles nearly doubled the size of the United States and stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.